Category: Recording the Police

The Media has been Lying to You: The Illinois Eavesdropping Bill Explained

The Media has been Lying to You: The Illinois Eavesdropping Bill Explained

Just when you thought it was safe to record cops in Illinois without spending more than a decade in prison, along comes a bill that is said to be as Draconian as the previous law, which was ruled unconstitutional earlier this year after numerous citizens were put through the judicial wri ...
San Francisco Cop Attacks Man for Recording, Jails him Overnight on No Charges

San Francisco Cop Attacks Man for Recording, Jails him Overnight on No Charges

It turns out, Derek Youmans never touched the San Francisco cop who pounced on him at the airport in the video I posted this morning.  All he did was offer a handshake before attempting to walk away, already having obtained the cop's name, Keith Parker, over not having been allowed on ...
Massachusetts Man Files Lawsuit over Arrest for Recording, Deletion of Footage

Massachusetts Man Files Lawsuit over Arrest for Recording, Deletion of Footage

George Thompson was shoved to the ground and arrested in January by a Massachusetts cop for the crime of standing on his porch and recording a police officer with his iPhone. The cops then deleted his footage. Now it's payback time. Advertisement - story continues below Thompson h ...
Massachusetts Police Delete Video After Arresting Man for Recording Traffic Stop,

Massachusetts Police Delete Video After Arresting Man for Recording Traffic Stop,

After arresting a man for recording a traffic stop, Pittsfield police officer Dale Eason allegedly did the only thing he could to stop himself from becoming the latest officer exposed on video on the front page of PINAC - he deleted the video. In the wake of the news out of Ferguson, ...
Texas Cop Loses Job for Chokehold on Woman, 2nd Cop Disciplined for Ordering Footage Deleted

Texas Cop Loses Job for Chokehold on Woman, 2nd Cop Disciplined for Ordering Footage Deleted

The video that went viral after it was posted on PINAC Monday, showing a woman being placed in a chokehold after she refused to provide identification, led to the resignation of one officer and disciplinary action against another after a dash cam video obtained through a PINAC public rec ...
Hand on Gun, Military Cop Orders Man to Show Hands for Recording in Public

Hand on Gun, Military Cop Orders Man to Show Hands for Recording in Public

"Stay right there. Let me see your hands." As PINAC investigative reporter Jeff Gray conducted a First Amendment audit of the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida, he was aggressively approached by a military police officer with his hand on his gun and ordered to sta ...
No Indictment for NYPD Cop Killing Man in Chokehold in Viral Video

No Indictment for NYPD Cop Killing Man in Chokehold in Viral Video

Just over a week after a Missouri grand jury found no probable cause against a Ferguson cop who shot a teen to death, a New York grand jury found no probable cause against the NYPD cop who choked a teen to death in a video that went viral in August. Eric Garner, 43, died after being c ...